With the Disney Parks being closed “until further notice,” things are pretty up in the air about when Cast Members may return to their jobs.
We recently saw that Disney plans to furlough non-essential salaried and hourly non-union employees beginning April 19th, but this statement did not include plans for union workers. Disney has now started coming to agreements with unions regarding what will happen to workers’ jobs during the closures.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Disney and the American Federations of Musicians Local 389 have made an agreement about their unionized workers and the furlough.
During this time, members will continue to receive “health insurance benefits coverage, educational support, and additional employee assistance programs for hourly entertainment musician Cast Members during a temporary furlough effective April 19.”
We will keep you updated as Disney comes to agreements with the other unions, so stay tuned!
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